Theater Week – Duck Variations


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 19, 2016


* Almost, Maine – Theatre in the Park presents John Cariani’s 2004 play, set in a fictional town in Maine (last visited in Legacy Rep’s fall 2015 production in Durham). Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.

Arsenic and Old Lace – A pair of female serial killers are threatened by their nephew, a murderous psychopath. Forest Moon presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy. Directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.

* Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity – An interview-based theater production based on the diverse stories of young Muslims who came of age in a post-9/11 New York City. Created and performed by Ping Chong + Company. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. One performance: Sunday 8:00. Gerrard Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

Detroit ’67 – PlayMakers Rep presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 drama about a brother and sister trying to get by in Motown-era Detroit. Directed by Lisa Rothe. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 2. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.

* An Evening with Martin and Langston – Felix Justice and Danny Glover portray Martin Luther King, Jr. and Langston Hughes through their speeches and writing. Presented by NC State Live. One night: Friday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus. Raleigh.

* Kinky Boots – A down on its heels British shoe factory finds a unique solution to its financial problems in the 2012 musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, based on the 2005 movie. Touring production. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney – Lucas Hnath’s play takes a dark and kaleidoscopic theme park ride into the mind of a 20th century visionary. Welcome to the craziest place on earth. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Manbites Dog, Durham.

* The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Saturday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20), Sunday 3:00 (pre-show 2:20). Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro.
Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.

* Maccountant – “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” Office politics get literally cutthroat in a Wichita accounting office circa 1963. Expect Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Macbeth to be full of sound and fury – as well as chainsaws, hammers, and assorted potentially lethal office supplies. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. (Note: all remaining performances closed out; wait list starts at 7:00.) Common Ground Theatre, Durham.


* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.



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